Anyway, the seasons over and I am sad that I won't get to watch more football. Football season is so short. I mean baseball goes practically from the end of football all the way to the start of football. And it's soooo boring. However, Damian is a baseball fan, so I told Chris that I think we should make an effort to watch it with him. ugh. ; )
Enough sports . . . I really don't have a ton to say today. I ran 40.5 miles in January. That is up from 31 in December, 4 in November, and 0 in October. However, in January of 2014 it was 100 miles. BUT I am running, and I can't look at where I was, I have to focus on where I am. I am happy that I am running, I am happy that I can run, and I am happy that it was 40 miles in January.
I did not eat well on Sunday. I knew ahead of time that I was not going to eat well. I planned it. However, looking back, I don't think I ate as terribly as I had planned. Oh, I definitely ate crap food, breaded, fried food. And it was good. And I don't regret it.
My weight didn't reflect it yesterday, but it definitely reflected it today. I was up to 149 today, which is interesting because yesterday I was down in the 146 range. But I'm okay with it. I know it's a momentary reflection of my crappy food, I went back to eating healthier yesterday and will trust that my weight will go back down.
Of course, today's gain may be because I (finally) started my period. (3 days late, which had me freaking out quite a bit.) I always am low right before my period and then I go up a little during it, so I guess we'll see how I look next week.
Last week my feet were bothering me more than they have for awhile so instead of running on Friday I took an extra day off and ran on Saturday. However, that threw off my plan for Sunday, which was a 4 mile run. I decided that I needed to run on Sunday in order to burn off some of the food I was planning on eating, so I ran anyway. I don't like running two days in a row right now because of my feet, but I also felt like I needed to run, so I did. And my feet haven't bothered me at all. Strange.
I have been trying to work on strengthening my butt and hips and thighs, things I've heard tend to be weak in runners, so I've been doing squats with a rock (I didn't know where my kettleball was and the rock was handy, I weighed it, it's 11 lbs) and sometimes lunges. I've also been doing a couple exercises that my physical therapist told me to do a year ago for my hips. And a funny thing happened . . . I got faster. =) A year ago I was regularly running at around a 8:30 min mile (I just looked, on January 5th, 2014, I ran 7.5 miles and averaged 9.16 min/mile, that's good). Anyway, I have been averaging around 9:30 min/mile lately. On Saturday was my first under 9min/mile run in forever. And then Sunday was just over 9 min/miles. It feels good to be getting back to what I was.
|getting ready for some football|
|we were still in high spirits here|